Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls

Police department warns citizens regarding automated calls
Blytheville Police Department (Source: Blytheville Police Department Facebook page)

BLYTHEVILLE, AR (KAIT) - An area police department is asking residents to be careful when answering their phone, especially when they see a phone number reportedly coming from that department.

According to a post on the Blytheville Police Department's Facebook page, the department's phone number is being used in an automated call system.

"Callers may receive a call from our number stating a family member has been hurt or in jail and prompting them to send money," the post noted. "This is an automated scam and you may disregard the call."

The department's phone service provider is working on the issue.

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